Dumb Estes Driver

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by DriveSafely, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. DriveSafely

    DriveSafely Redneck Anthropologist

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    See the video at 1:20.

     
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  2. a9faninnc

    a9faninnc Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I remember that accident.Roads were freezing up in that area resulting in multiple accidents.Dumb is a little harsh to me.It could have been much worse.
     
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  3. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    What was the purpose of posting this?
     
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  4. joews

    joews Member

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    You're about 14 months late to the party.
     
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  5. Grog Smash

    Grog Smash Member

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    Dumb Estes driver? Really? Did you really just post that without knowing anything about what had happened? SMH
     
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  6. *starflyer59*

    *starflyer59* Member

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    Everybody calm down. The last thing you wanna be is smart in trucking. If the driver was smart he would have plowed the guy stopped in the road video recording.
     
  7. Crystal

    Crystal Well-Known Member

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    I think the driver did a great job of not hurting anyone.
     
  8. turbo blue 55

    turbo blue 55 Active Member

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    I'm a Conway driver,the Estes guy did what he had to do,this could have been a lot worse than that.....he set up his defensive driving a quarter mile back and ditched it seemingly on purpose to save lives....nice work driver.
     
  9. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    All this praise, all he did was hit the brakes and hang on. The fact that he didn't hit anything is just a coincident, glad nobody got hurt but the driver did nothing special.
     
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  10. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    Lol...but if it were a FedEx ground the stories would be all different. ....accidents happen at all companies. ...drivers don't mean to cause them but they happen. ..hence the term it was an accident.

    Also wanted to add.... watching the video was like watching Nascar. ...the only reason people watch it is for the wrecks.
     
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  11. radman

    radman moving and grooving

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    Looks like he was pulling empties on icy roads. Never a good thing.
     
  12. turbo blue 55

    turbo blue 55 Active Member

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    So your of the opinion that luck,and not his reaction kept this guy from harming anything other than his equipment?yes luck plays a pretty big role in these situations I agree with you there, but I also think that your initial reaction plays a big role in how "lucky"a guy and the other motorists will be when a driver goes into a slide with a set like that.ive slid a few times on mountains going downhill and it's scary as hell,nothing you can do but pray that somebody doesn't die.i think as a driver you gotta think your not just along for the ride and your skill played a role in what happened or hopefully didn't happen.im also of the opinion that the best of the best drive for ltl companies and if I see a set sliding towards me I hope it's an ltl guy and not a sub service clown pulling a set,these dubs and trips are not the easiest pull in inclement weather.
     
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  13. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Yes
     
  14. Stimpy

    Stimpy Wingnut

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    So I'm taking that you are referring to my post about ground.... in my area I see a lot of accidents caused by weather. ...bad roads...it's not just one company that is in the ditch. ..
    I am a former CF and Holland driver if that matters....which It don't to me...what does matter to me is 36 years of experience driving mostly in snow country.
     
  15. joes bar and grill

    joes bar and grill Well-Known Member

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    Yep, lot's of "clowns" pulling sets for the elite carriers.
     
  16. turbo blue 55

    turbo blue 55 Active Member

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    I wasn't hiding cheap shots in my wording.yall got me pegged as a troll,nope just came here to compliment what I deemed as a fine pc of driving.not a troll.hope you all enjoy safe travels.
     
  17. turbo blue 55

    turbo blue 55 Active Member

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    And the "clowns comment"was directed toward the road clowns who come to Conway and haul our sets out while our guys sit,not anybody working for another ltl brand.
     
  18. Nightrain

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    Just for clarification the driver did get hurt, he cracked some vertebrae in his back. Now, as far as the clown comment goes I'm sure that we ALL wound up with clowns pulling sets with the hiring frenzy that went on last year, but let's just hope they don't hurt or kill anyone before they get weeded out and sent back to one of the wonderful truckload carriers that taught them how to be a truck driver!!
     
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  19. freightman68

    freightman68 Active Member

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    I agree 100%.
     
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